Definitions for langbeiniteˈlæŋ baɪˌnaɪt, ˈlɑŋ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lang•bein•iteˈlæŋ baɪˌnaɪt, ˈlɑŋ-(n.)

  1. a mineral, potassium magnesium sulfate, K2Mg2(SO4)3, occurring in marine salt deposits, used as a fertilizer.

    Category: Mineralogy

Origin of langbeinite:

1895–1900; < G Langbeinit (1891), after A. Langbein, 19th-cent. German chemist; see -ite1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. langbeinite(noun)

    a mineral consisting of potassium magnesium double sulphate; used as a fertilizer

Wiktionary

  1. langbeinite(Noun)

    A saline evaporite, consisting of a mixed potassium and magnesium sulphate, with the chemical formula KMg(SO).

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  1. Langbeinite

    Langbeinite is a potassium magnesium sulfate mineral with formula: K2Mg2(SO4)3. Langbeinite crystallizes in the isometric - tetartoidal system as transparent colorless or white with pale tints of yellow to green and violet crystalline masses. It has a vitreous luster. The Mohs hardness is 3.5 to 4 and the specific gravity is 2.83. The crystals are piezoelectric. The mineral is an ore of potassium and occurs in marine evaporite deposits in association with carnallite, halite and sylvite. It was first described in 1891 for an occurrence in Wilhelmshall, Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, and named for A. Langbein of Leopoldshall, Germany.

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